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FLOW stands for Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster and Will Ackerman. Its a New Age group formed out of friendship and a history of working and playing together over eight years.

FLOW is a New Age music group – Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt and Jeff Oster.

In early 2015, Lawrence Blatt invited Fiona Joy and Jeff Oster to join him at Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios to create an album Inspired by the iconic Windham Hill ensembles.

Once recording began, it became clear that Will could be an essential part of this group as an artist as well as producer. When invited, Will was happy to join the others and FLOW was born. With Will and Tom Eaton producing, this group will surely capture the essence of today’s New Age music.

FLOW stands for Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster and Will Ackerman. Its a New Age group formed out of friendship and a history of working and playing together over eight years.

Awards

ZMR Awards: Nominee - Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Independent Music Awards: Nominee - Best New Age Album, Best New Age Song IAMA - Finalist -


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Album Review

Flow: Flow

Read "Flow" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


FLOW is a New Age-super group consisting of pianist Fiona Joy (the f), guitarist Lawrence Blatt (the l), trumpeter Jeff Oster (the o) and guitarist and founder of the legendary label, Windham Hill, William Ackerman (the W). Their self-titled debut creates a beautiful flow in the music that lives up to their name. As in the records on ECM, the pause plays a significant role. The music is allowed to breathe and silence becomes a companion to ...

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Recording

Ovision - Eclectic Art Concept Album - Featuring Fabrizio Bosso and Roc Flowers

Ovision - Eclectic Art Concept Album - Featuring Fabrizio Bosso and Roc Flowers

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

Eclectic art in a concept album isn’t the most common way to approach music in 2022. This didn’t stop the creators of Ovision when it came to truly expressing themselves with music. A musical journey into the world of new jazz, hip hop, experimental soul and progressive rock Ovision aims to leave its listeners perplexed, in an overdose of creative influx, leaving them with something close to a spiritual experience. A project that you would have to use a lot ...

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Video / DVD

WDR Big Band: 'Watching the River Flow'

WDR Big Band: 'Watching the River Flow'

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

I almost never post on music that isn't out yet, but when I received this video clip last night from Michael Bloom, I couldn't wait. The clip features Germany's WDR Big Band conducted and arranged by Michael Abene, with drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Eddie Gomez and baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber. Soloists are Karolina Strassmayer on alto saxophone, Ronnie on baritone, Bruno Müller on piano and Eddie on bass. They're playing Michael Abene's arrangement of Bob Dylan's Watching the River Flow. ...

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Herb Ellis & Remo Palmier: Windflower

Herb Ellis & Remo Palmier: Windflower

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

In the 1970s, Concord recorded many great jazz albums, especially ones by guitarists. Back in 2010, I posted on Barney Kessel's Soaring, which has long been a favorite. Another Concord winner is Herb Ellis and Remo Palmier's Windflower, a perfect album released in 1978. The two guitarists were backed by George Duvivier on bass and Ron Traxler on drums. Elllis was best known as a member of the Oscar Peterson Trio from 1953 to 1958. He also composed Detour Ahead ...

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Yelena Eckemoff Intensifies Her Conceptual Approach To Music With 'Adventures Of The Wildflower,' Set For March 19 Release

Yelena Eckemoff Intensifies Her Conceptual Approach To Music With 'Adventures Of The Wildflower,' Set For March 19 Release

Source: Terri Hinte Publicity

Pianist-composer Yelena Eckemoff unfurls her most elaborate and ambitious musical work yet with Adventures of the Wildflower, which her own L&H Production label will release on March 19, 2021. As its title suggests, the double album is the story of a life, from birth to death (and rebirth), of an anthropomorphic columbine flower. Its story is told through the inspired work of Eckemoff and a Finnish ensemble that includes saxophonist Jukka Perko, multi-instrumentalist Jarmo Saari, vibraphonist Panu Savolainen, bassist Antti ...

Opinion

Joe Castro: Passion Flower

Joe Castro: Passion Flower

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Joe Castro was a captivating figure. A multi-talented West Coast bop pianist in the early 1950s and beyond, Castro also was a tasteful recording-session leader and soloist. He had the sturdy keyboard command of Dave Brubeck, the bounce of Hampton Hawes and styling of Dodo Marmarosa. And like Brubeck and Armstrong, he also had one of the broadest and most eager smiles. Unfortunately, Castro never broke into the big time with a working group or a contract with a major ...

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Kansas City Trombonist And Composer Brian Scarborough Sees His Seeds Of Creativity Bloom With His Debut Album, “Sunflower Song.” Drops August 7th, 2020!

Kansas City Trombonist And Composer Brian Scarborough Sees His Seeds Of Creativity Bloom With His Debut Album, “Sunflower Song.” Drops August 7th, 2020!

Source: Outside in Music

Trombonist, composer, and Kansas City native Brian Scarborough releases his debut album, Sunflower Song, a monument to chronicle and celebrate the growth of his musical voice, and mark the beginnings of a group whose identity will only bloom further. Sunflower Song sees the fruition of a composer and improvisor whose voice has grown organically from seeds of inspiration scattered throughout various influences, and spotlights the development of a sound and style as awe-inspiring as the blossoms from which the album ...

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Music Industry

How Does The Money Flow From Music Streaming To Artists, Music Industry?

How Does The Money Flow From Music Streaming To Artists, Music Industry?

Source: HypeBot

Now accounting for 75% of total music industry revenue, there's no denying that streaming is now the dominant form of music consumption. That said, one question continues to plague the industry: where is all that revenue going, and how can artists get their hands on it? Here, we breakdown step by step where the money is going. Guest post by Ava Roche and Samuel Smith of the Berklee College of Music- Music Business Journal Introduction Since their introduction, streaming services have ...

Festival

Flow Festival Asks Artists To Take A Stand For The Environment With Sustainability Rider

Flow Festival Asks Artists To Take A Stand For The Environment With Sustainability Rider

Source: HypeBot

The Flow Festival has invited artists to take a stand for the environment with their riders. Created in collaboration with Flow’s sustainability partner Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel, the Sustainability Rider offers a free-to-use set of clauses that can be added to existing riders, including recycling or offsetting aviation emissions. Over the past 15 years, the Helsinki based Flow festival has become known for its ambitious environmental work. The festival’s responsibility program, Sustainable Flow, which sets guidelines ...

Music Industry

Could The King Biscuit Flower Hour Survive Today?

Could The King Biscuit Flower Hour Survive Today?

Source: HypeBot

In this piece Fred Jacobs recalls the era of Album Oriented Rock (AOR) and, more specifically, the 'King Biscuit Flower Hour,' a show which presented original concert programming through until the early '90s. So could the such programming survive today, living as we are in the age of reboots? Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies Once upon a time there was a radio format called “AOR.”  The acronym stood for Album Oriented Rock, and it represented an ...

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Career

How To Give Your Album The Perfect Flow

How To Give Your Album The Perfect Flow

Source: HypeBot

In this piece Michael Hahn explores the art of album sequencing, why it's important, and how an artist can assemble their tracks in such a way as to create a compelling and successful album and album release. Guest post by Michael Hahn of Landr You’re done your album mixing and you’re almost ready for album mastering. All that’s left now is to arrange your song order just right. When all is said and done, what makes an album flow? It’s called album sequencing—and smart sequencing ...

Look, being honest, FLOW doesn’t need me telling you how good it is. The only way a meeting of these four musical minds could be bad is they covered songs by the Archies, KC & the Sunshine Band, and the 1910 Fruitgum Company. I would’ve been shocked if these cats produced anything but brilliance—and that’s what FLOW is. Brilliant.

Bill Binkelman (Zone Music Reporter)

Every genre needs a supergroup. With FLOW we finally have such a group in New Age music! I’m happy to report that their self-titled debut album is worthy of the «super» tag too. «FLOW» is a reminder of what made New Age music into an international phenomenon in the late 1980s, while at the same time showing why this genre is still relevant today.

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